Monday, January 12, 2009


Apparently, my mother thinks I'm stressed. I cannot for the life of me figure out why she would think such a thing, but that's neither here nor there. She gave me a bottle of "Stress Relief" Aromatherapy lotion from Bath and Body Works for Christmas, and let me just say that it is delicious. I've been using it faithfully for about 2 weeks now, and while it smells amazing and makes my skin soft every morning after my shower...it does cause a girl to wonder...what in the world makes a lotion make the bold claim of being "stress relief?" Does it contain some magic ingredient that erases the problems of the world the instant it is smeared on my hands and body? Does smelling it make one "relax" and view the problems that one might face in a new perspective? I'm thinking that the answer to these questions is unequivocally NO.

But more than anything else...the thought occured to me this morning, "wouldn't it be amazing if we had the ability to bottle REAL STRESS RELIEF and sell it?" Would our days be different if the answers we are all looking for were in a beautiful glass bottle and sold at our local retailer? Children acting up? Have a squirt. Money issues? Just pump here. Family driving you crazy? Lather up!

I can say that I would probably have less gray hair (I'm not even kidding...I don't even remember my natural hair color anymore) and more time to enjoy the simple things of my life, like hide-in-go-seek with my children. Not to mention the money that could be made....sigh.

All of this to say...thanks, Mama, for thinking of me. Bath and Body Works....keep working. You haven't quite achieved the impossible.

9 comments:

Jami said...

As always, you keep me laughing. Not to stress you out more than you already are, when are you going to put up some pics of the kids and new casa!!!

Lori said...

Oh how I wish I could find the magic potion in a bottle. Glad to hear ya'll had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!

Amy B. said...

At least it was lotion...the last time my mom was at my house she suggested that I double my Lexapro. I would gladly pay for stress relief in a bottle!

DCVol said...

I hear you on the gray hairs.... talk about humbling! I am so anxious to hear all about your new house, your babies, and your almost 1 year old! Pics, pics, pics please :). Love you...KJS

Destress Yourself said...

I love that lotion. I have the exact same aroma as soap at the kitchen sink and it is delicious.

I love the words in your description, by the way. You sound like a wonderful Mommy.

Kristi said...

I wish I had the magic lotion, too...give me a bucket and I would be good to go.
Remember the days when we thought college life was stressful? Ha! I always thought becoming an adult would be easy since I would be in charge. Oh well.
I hope things settle down for you soon, Sweet Ginger. I can't wait to get out your way one day and see your new digs-- I bet it's adorable. Just like your family & you.

Jodi said...

Oh, how i love reading your blog!

I hear ya on the gray hairs... I yank several every single day now. Gotta love it!

Lindsay said...

I wish I got lotion... when my crazy mother thought I was stressed, she gave me a book to read entitled, "If the Bathtub is Overflowing, Then Why Do I Feel Drained?"

Oh sure, nothing relieves your stress like adding one more thing to the to do list~ find time to read book...

I seriously miss your face!

annalee said...

wow! God is truly incredible. i love how He works. thanks for praying for our family last week, moving was stressful but bearable, so i'd say the prayers were answered in BIG ways!